During this workshop Alichia will take you through the basics of carving your very own wooden spoon.
Teacher: Alichia van Rhijn
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: Over this full day workshop you will be instructed in the basics of this ancient and satisfying craft with Alichia taking you through use and care of carving tools, selecting and preparing timber, shaping and carving techniques and lastly timber finishing.
This workshop is perfect for beginners, and is an ideal introduction to carving. Feel free to come along with some sketches and ideas for the spoon you would like to make and Alichia can help guide you through your chosen design.
Alichia is a strong believer in working organically and likes to work intuitively with the wood. She will aid you in letting your spoon reveal itself by embracing the wabi-sabi nature of spoon carving and not to get too hung up if it doesn’t turn out exactly as you wanted it to.
Materials: All materials including timber, carving tools, files, clamps, band saw, sandpaper and beeswax will be supplied.
There will be a materials cost of $50 to cover materials and tools. You will get to keep your hook knife and carving knife (retail cost of over $140!) so you can continue making spoons at home.
Takeaway: By the end of the day you can expect to have made a simple spoon of your own to take home, and also to have mastered the basic skills, to sufficiently practice on your own.